What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors
Title: What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors
Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
Illustrator: Ben Boos and A G Ford
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Published Date: December 10, 2013
Pages: 96 pages
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, champions a lineup of little-known African-American inventors in this lively, kid-friendly book. Offering profiles with fast facts and framed by a funny contemporary story featuring two feisty twins, here is a tribute to black inventors whose ingenuity and perseverance against great odds made our world safer, better, and brighter.
Back matter includes an authors’ note and sources.